abiword

efficient, featureful word processor with collaboration
  http://www.abisource.com/
  4
  20 reviews



AbiWord is a full-featured, efficient word processing application. It is suitable for a wide variety of word processing tasks, and is extensible with a variety of plugins.

This package includes many of the available import/export plugins allowing AbiWord to interact with ODT, WordPerfect, and other formats. It also includes tools plugins, offering live collaboration with AbiWord users on Linux and Windows (using TCP or Jabber/XMPP), web translation and dictionary support, and more.
Latest reviews
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barryedmiston 2 weeks ago

Lean on resources, but I immediately noticed: no option to password-protect files, generated table of contents does not contain links for navigation, and a 35 kB LibreOffice .odt file swells to 156.5 kB in Abiword native format. Buhbye Abiword, back to LibreOffice.

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LonePiper 2 months ago

I like the minimalism of the AbiWord interface. Most word processors seem to be trying to outdo each other in how cluttered and bloated they can be, but AbiWord keeps it simple and clean. But the bugs are real. It couldn’t even open a very simple odt file it had saved itself - the document was blank. But then LibreOffice was weirdly able to read it, although there was an unexplained box around the text. Even the word wrap acts funny - it left the first leffer of a word hanging on the end of the previous line until it suddenly realised it had to reformat halfway through the next line. That’s only happened to me once, and I haven’t been able to reproduce it. There are also some interface issues - for instance, a lot of drop down lists are missing scrollbars, such as the font selector, which makes it really annoying to change fonts. So while Abiword has the perfect environment for the kind of writing I do (moreso than any other word processor for linux), given all its bugs I'm just not sure if I can trust it with my files.

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Fantast 3 months ago

Better, faster and more secure than libre office. When I ran a virus scan with clam tk I encountered 127 threats, all from libre office macro. and from Abiword 0 threats (other software, whether or not added yourself from the linux mint program manager also 0 threats.

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rahul 2 years ago

I love Gnumeric & thought this might be good too. I'm disappointed. Quite buggy, fewer features don't bother me but the ones it has don't always work properly.

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aks1969nl 6 years ago

Light and fast. I write stories for an hobby. All my stories are written with Abiword. I like it better hen LibreOffice.

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lib2know 7 years ago

fast and good enough to hack a short structured and formatted text including a odd table or image. No design tool or book creator.

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venom 7 years ago

very efficient, when it comes to adding images to your text, it handles them better than libreOffice. recommend 100%

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neglesaks 7 years ago

Decided to give it a try after not using it for a while. Yes, it is lean on resources, compared to Libreoffice. Typed up a document, proceeded to save to avoid losing data: Program crahed on the spot. Uninstalling.

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jahid_0903014 7 years ago

Use libreoffice instead

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malt1 8 years ago

Traitement de texte ultra légés, il ne convient pas pour utilisation professionnelle ou en entreprice (on lui préferera LibreOffice Writer pour une utilisation plus poussée). Mais il est idéal pour les très vieux ordinateurs.

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serengeti 9 years ago

nach meiner Erfahrung als seriöses und professionelles Schreibprogramm nur sehr beschränkt einsetzbar

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gianpv 9 years ago

Easy to use and powerfull, it opens .docx too! The best text editor on lightweight distro

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cipher 9 years ago

Fix the page scrolling if you want to be taken seriously

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francheu 10 years ago

bien pour faire de petits documents simple

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Goro_Daimon 10 years ago

This programs is very sux.

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m00d1e 10 years ago

Riddled with bugs, and always has been. I'm a writer, and this is software for writing. Yet, from experience I would never trust it to handle my words with care. Problem? Yes.

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ulysses 10 years ago

A good program.

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dais 10 years ago

Good, but I have libreOffice, so... I don't need this one.

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nattyb 11 years ago

Abiword is my favorite word processor. It has everything I need and more but not too much more. After Google Chrome and Thunderbird, the first tool out of the box.

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ntdevman 11 years ago

Abiword is a simple basic word processor. I write documents using Abiword almost daily for internal company and personal use, and external publication/presentation documents.